Arthur Hailey's "Strong Medicine" | 1985
A four-hour miniseries about two women, Celia Grey and her roommate Jessica, who set out on two separate paths in their quest for personal fulfillment. Celia, young, gutsy and confident, challenges the corporate world when she pursues her dream of entering the pharmaceutical industry. She encounters sexual discrimination and observes loose work ethics along the way. Jessica, on the other hand, works her way up to a marriage license and a house in the country filled with kids.
Jessica succeeds in seeing her dream become reality. Celia's quest, however, seems the more difficult. Her situation becomes more complicated when she uncovers a deadly conspiracy within a billion-dollar medical company.